Sunday, January 23, 2011

Challenge #100 Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and a Story :)

Hello everyone :)

I'm VERY late with all my challenges but what I have done is combine all the challenges missed into the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle challenge # 100!!!

So here is a cap of what I've done with this card.

For Challenge #97 Purple and Yellow I had some Tulips that I had die cut from an older Sizzix Die and assembled them with the stems from awhile back. I trimmed the Tulip heads and the leaves and pop dotted them onto an oval Spellbinder Die cut. The Butterflies were punched from a MS punch which was accented with light purple wings. The yellow was the ribbon and bow. Also as you can see I had decided it looks better without a sentiment. Whaddya think...? Ya no..?

For Challenge #98 Sketchy Time I decided to keep it completely white because I liked the contrast with the Purple and Yellow. It wasn't a hard Sketch but I did find it difficult to use when I was combining everything. But I managed :)

For Challenge #99 Lace and Pearls I used white lace to enhance the Sketch from the week before and pearls on the leaves which I thought set it off simply and elegantly.

For THIS WEEKS Challenge on Corrosive was the Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. I guess your could say I reused the tulips as they were just sitting there not really being used but the real recycle item was the yellow ribbon from and organza bag I was going throw out. I decided it was perfect because it was yellow for an earlier challenge and it was part of this weeks'm so clever J/K..I did have to flat iron the wrinkles out so the bow would sit properly and that was not easy because the ribbon is a thin organza and so I put it between a piece of cotton material and away I went :)

So there is the story behind this card for the :) I hope you all enjoyed it.


JanR said...

Ooooooooo, so pretty!

Dru said...

It's gorgeous Michelle - very unique and creative!

Anesha said...

Great card, love the layers.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi michelle. *hugs* I've been missing you my friend. This is so unbelievably beautiful. You certainly have a gift for sure. I'm so glad to see you back.

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Chris (catt871) said...

GORGEOUS card!!!! I love your tulips but those little butterflies set it off perfectly!!!! LOVE IT, Michelle!!!

Lyn S said...

Very pretty card! I love how the flower pops against the white background!